Friday, 24 September 2010

How to use Revits Underlay tools

Bruce Madsen, one of BIM managers for our San Francisco office says, when working in a reflected ceiling plan, it is helpful to know where the furniture occurs.

Revit provides UNDERLAY tools to make this easier.

  • You can work in the Ceiling Plan while viewing the Floor Plan as an Underlay.
  • NEW – You can work in the Floor Plan while viewing the Ceiling Plan as an Underlay.  (this can be useful for MEP tasks).

The examples below, show a floor plan and a reflected ceiling plan:-

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To see the furniture in the RCP, turn on the UNDERLAY in the VIEW PROPERTIES, as shown below:-

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  • What is new is that it is possible to see the Ceiling in a Plan view.

Turn on the UNDERLAY and change the UNDERLAY ORIENTATION from Plan to REFLECTED CEILING PLAN:-

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· Note:  It is also possible to see an underlay from a level different from the current level, if needed.

Monday, 20 September 2010

How do I create???? – Types of Conceptual Masses in Revit 2011

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I posted these examples of my own blog site, but thought it worth sharing with the wider HOK BIM community. I get many questions about how to create forms in Revits Conceptual massing environment. So please find links to various Youtube videos which explain the basics on how to create particular forms. This should get you started when first adventuring into Revit 2011’s massing environment and this will work in a conceptual mass family as well as a project mass.You will find videos which show you how to create…..

  • Extruded form 
  • Revolve
  • Blend
  • Sweep
  • Swept Blend
  • Cone
  • Dome
  • Sphere
  • Torus
  • Loft 1
  • Loft 2
  • Pyramid

 

1. Extrude

 

2. Revolve

 

3. Blend

 

4. Sweep

 

5. Swept Blend

 

6. Cone

 

7. Dome

 

8. Sphere

 

9. Torus

 

10. Loft 1

 

11. Loft 2

 

12. Pyramid